Tag: India

Turning Stones Over

Using fragments from the Taj Mahal at MAA and building stones at the Sedgwick Museum, Rebekah Hodgkinson explores colonial monuments, buildings, and mining histories in India and South Africa.

Rebekah Hodgkinson

25 June 2024

A piece of wonder, or what four fragments of the Taj Mahal can tell us about monuments in India 

What is a piece of the Taj Mahal doing in a case with a Sumerian tablet, an Ostrich shell necklace, and an amulet from ancient Egypt? What can it tell us about monuments and conservation practices in India?

Sarthak Malhotra

26 March 2024

Displaced Peoples, Displaced Things: Of Arrows, Bananas, Forests and Tea Plantations

Three bows and arrows from Northeast India tell a tangled tale of tea, indentured labour, migration, botany, and the exclusion of Indigenous Peoples from state-managed forest reserves. 

Mark Elliott

30 January 2024

This Temple is not a Temple: The Taylor Collection at MAA

What is this object meant to be? Why is it in this museum and not that one? Rhea Tuli Partridge asks simple but crucial questions about a model temple in the Taylor Collection at MAA.

Rhea Tuli Partridge

16 January 2024

Feeling at home and the “psychosomatics of arecaidinism”

A large selection of objects at MAA relate to the practice of betel nut chewing. Ayesha Fuentes explores these objects through her own experiences of engaging in this practice.

Ayesha Fuentes

26 December 2023

The Divine Union of Ganesha and India’s Metallurgical Marvels

An exquisite brass artwork from India portrays Ganesha with Siddhi & Riddhi, skilfully blending metallurgy, culture, and Hindu spirituality, creating a captivating symbol of depth and devotion.

Smridhi Chadha

15 August 2023

A Ceremonial Cup of Tea

This post suggests an alternative reading of the life of a woman who lived in Tibet, Sikkim, and Bhutan, analysing it as an encounter between two different tea drinking cultures.

Aayushi Gupta

20 June 2023

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